My choice will also depend on what the outcome of the current discussions are regarding the possible permanent extension of the E-LSA exemption for training aircraft. If they do that, the choices open up a little more, although I doubt if I find something useful among the current crop of registered E-LSA's. I think only about 70 airplanes actually did this before the deadline. And getting a new E-LSA kit such as a Zenith, will still cost about twice as much as I can possible stretch to. I am looking seriously at Ercoupes and I have no idea why! They were never my kind of airplane. They have character, certainly. I looked at one here at Corona and I think I'll fit ok. Parking one outside is also feasable, especially if you have one with an all metal wing, or make up a set of simple wing/cockpit covers. They make good trainers, seem to be very easy to fly airplanes (maybe too easy for a trainer?). Boeing 707 pilots used to train on these to learn the landing-while-crabbing method of arriving in a crosswind. Although I would definitely get the rudder pedals. It seems to me the bottom of the market has been reached a few months ago and things are slowly picking up again, judging by prices I see for classic airplanes these days. Time to get in there.